The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 30, 1981 · Page 6
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Page 6 The Salina Journal — Monday, November 30,1981 Shabby aff/re irks co-workers Candy decorations trim tree DMT Ann: In regard to "Polecat Day": I want you to know it's not Just men who wear clothes till they damn near rot. 1 work in a building with a woman who I'm sure qualifies for the Guinness Book of Records. She has worn the same navy blue pantsuit every day for 14 months. She announced in February 7-he was not buying anything new until she loses weight. After this long you know very well the woman is not going to lose an ounce. The way she eats she is sure to gain a few pounds. My feelings are the same as "Shocked in Chicago." If a person can afford an antique T-Bird and brags about the interest she is collecting on her C.D.'s she can afford some decent clothes for work. I wish you would print this letter so the slob will know how her co-workers feel. — Sick of the Navy Blue Dear N.B.: Here's your letter, but ann landers don't be surprised if it sails past her. The denial mechanism can operate like you wouldn't believe to protect the ego. That woman is more than sloppy. She's got a geranium in her cranium. Nevertheless, it would be an act of charity if you put this column on her desk. Attach a note saying, "Good morning. You're the one. Please do something about it. Thanks from all of us." Living Today Salina Journal Dear Ann: My husband passed away four months ago. We had 18 years together — all bad. George was a heavy drinker and we lived from hand to mouth. His paycheck went to the bookies and slot machines. I worked the whole time to pay the rent and buy groceries. The worst part was his temper. I bought more beefsteak for my eyes than for the table. Once he knocked out two of my front teeth. A very nice man who lives in the same apartment building lost his wife three months before George died. He has invited me to go out to dinner with him. I really would love to, but my mother says it would be wrong to be seen in public with a man before the year of mourning is up. Is she right or wrong? — Prescott, Ariz. Dear Pres: She's wrong. Don't look to the calendar. Look at the record. What are you mourning? The black eyes and the missing teeth? Accept the invitation and order beefsteak. It will be nice to eat one for a change. * * -fr Dear Ann: In all the years I have been married I never once thought of expressing my appreciation to my mother-in-law. I lavished a great deal of love on my own mother who, I am sorry to say, was cold and unresponsive. Here is my letter. Please print it: Dear Mother-in-law: Thank you for this wonderful man. Thank you for insisting that he get a good education. You took a job so he could go to college. Now we are both reaping the benefits of your foresight and hard work. Thank you for instilling in him a strong sense of justice, service to others, integrity and generosity. And thank you for teaching him how to treat women. You started early. He is a perfect gentleman and I'm so proud of him. — Love, Your Daughter-in-law. Dear Daughter-in-law: I hope thousands of women will think your letter was meant for them. Thanks for expressing a beautiful sentiment. Even if drinking is the "in" thing in your crowd, it needn't crowd you out. Learn the facts from Ann Landers' booklet, "Booze and You — For Teen- Agers Only." Send 50 cents and a self- addressed envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11995, Chicago, 111., 60611. An old-fashioned tree-trimming party can set off the holiday spirit. And why not make edible decorations? There are more than 2,000 varieties of candies in almost every color of the rainbow which can be used to decorate your Christmas tree. Ornaments simple enough for even young children to make start with squares of cellophane. Fill the squares with an assortment of bright confections. Then tie them to the tree with bright yarn. Provide children and adults with cardboard cut-outs of wreaths, angels and stars. Let them glue on a mosaic of candies with a special edible icing made by beating 2 egg whites until frothy, then gradually beating in 2V4 cups of confectioners' sugar. Continue beating until stiff. Each ornament becomes an original artwork. Send your news tip to The Salina Journal, J45 in prizes every week. I'sj) Lounge L~~~*"^ Return Engagement of Jerry Honeycutt Nightly, Tuesday thru Saturday West Crawford & 1-135 825-8216 Club Calendar Grainy cleansers deface imitation marble surface By HELOISE II Dear Heloise: I have a new imitation marble bathroom sink and counter top and I would like it to stay new-looking. My friends tell me this is difficult because the "marble" eventually becomes stained and dirty-looking. Can you tell me how to avoid this? I'm sure others would be interested in this too as more and more of these are being installed in homes, and care seems to be a problem to most of us. — Janet DuBose From what my readers tell me, your statement is correct, sweet. We receive numerous letters asking how to care for imitation marble — how to remove soil deposits, etc. So, we went to a manufacturer of this product for the answers to these questions. The one thing he stressed most was to refrain from using any type of grainy cleanser on imitation marble — not even the so-called milder liquid cleanser products. All of them will eventually mar the surface and remove some or all of the glaze, allowing dirt and stains to penetrate the finish. Once this happens, you'll have problems trying to keep the sink clean. To take care of your new sink and keep it in tip-top shape, do this: Use only a mild liquid detergent or a foamy bathtub type cleaner on a damp cloth to remove soil. Never a powdered cleanser! Afterward — and this is important — wax with paste wax, then buff to a shine. Do this on a regular basis. Don't let soil and grime build up. There is a gel type cleanser on the market made especially for laminated plastics, imitation marble, etc., that you may also use. This product is a cleanser and polish all in one, but it does require a bit of rubbing. However, the results are very satisfactory, I think. Hope these suggestions have been helpful, and that your bathroom fixtures will stay beautiful for years and years. Just remember that the type of cleanser you use is the key to this, and I might add that the same is true for other types of bathroom fixtures, as well. — Hugs, Heloise. * * a- Dear Heloise: When you have a new bra that fits great in the cup but digs into your sides, just fasten the bra and slip it over the back of a chair or a towel rack. After a day or two, all the stiffness will be gone and it won't be so tight. Be sure the elastic is pulled taut — that's the secret. — Kathleen Battle Letters to Heloise should be sent to her in care of King Feature Syndicate, 235 E. 45th St., New York, N.Y., 10017. The Delphos Christmas Fair will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Delphos City Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Delphos Women's Club and GFWC. Included at the fair will be the third annual Old Fashioned Sales Day, a 4-H Bake Sale in Mrs. Claus's Kitchen and a Children's Shop. There will be items such as ceramics, jewelry, dolls, clothes, quilts, food and crafts on sale. At 1 p.m., there will be a ceremony to dedicate Christmas decorations purchased for the town square. At 2 p.m., Nichols St. Ern, Manhattan, will present a magic show for children. Santa will visit with children from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served all day. TUESDAY Kiwaniqueens, 1 p.m. lunch, Elmore Dining Room. A gift exchange and toy shower will follow. YW Mutual Club, 6:30 p.m. dinner/ meeting, YWCA. Marion Klema will present her Christmas story. Dinner co-hostesses will be Gertrude and Irma Anderson. LaLeche League, 7:30 p.m. meeting, Janet Whitaker, 836 Carriage Circle. Topic: The Family and the Breastfed Baby. Sunflower Chapter No. 62, Mid-Kan- New baby Twin daughters, Rachel Susanna and Carrie Rebbecca, were born Nov. 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stika, Rogers, Ark. Mrs. Stika is the former Connie Lamer of Salina. Grandparents are Norman and Beulah Lamer, Sauna, and Charles and Mary Stika, Lincolnville. Neva Arnold, Abilene, is great- grandmother. For BETTER -WORSE I've Got the A For Better or Fur Worse Book Lynn Johnston presents her first major collection of "For Better or For Worse"-the comic strip hailed as the family comic strip of the eighties, now appearing in more than 250 newspapers. Open Monday Night Til! 8 P.M. School Specialty Supply, Inc 214 S. Santa Fe Downtown Salina 825-1641 sas Life Member Telephone Pioneers' Club, 9:30 a.m. male life member coffee, Elmore Cafeteria. Reservations are required. YWCA Bridge Club, 1 p.m. meeting, YWCA. All YW members are welcome. VFW Auxiliary Post 1432, 8 p.m. meeting, Post Home. League of Women Voters of Salina, Inc., 1:40 p.m. board meeting, Anita Dorf, 2379 Montclair. Elks Ladies Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Elks Country Club. TOPS Kan., 76, 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, All-Star Lanes, new members welcome; 49, 9 a.m. weigh- in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, VFW, 359, 9 a.m. meeting, United Methodist Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, and 724, 6:30 p.m. meeting, William Bryan, 300 Maple. Al-Anon, 1 p.m. meeting, Bel Air Southern Baptist Church, 1100 W. Cloud (basement). Al-Anon Dumping Session, 8 p.m. meeting, 601 W. Crawford. Grateful for Al-Anon Family Group, 7:30 p.m. meeting, 643 Briarcliff Road. 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